A Range of Kidney Conditions
There are many different types of kidney disease that affect children. Some are temporary and treatable. Other forms of kidney disease are long-lasting and may affect your child’s growth, development, and psychosocial/educational achievement. The range of kidney diseases includes:
- Congenital abnormalities or birth defects, such as having a kidney that is not well-formed, a single kidney, a kidney with reduced function, or a kidney that is not draining properly into the bladder
- Polycystic kidney disease, Alport's syndrome, and other kidney diseases that run in families
- Lupus, vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels), uncontrolled hypertension, and diabetes, which are considered systemic kidney diseases
- Kidney filtering disorders such as nephrotic syndrome, which cause protein to leak into the urine
Diagnosing Your Child's Kidney Disease Is Our First Priority
We aim to accurately diagnose your child's kidney disease, understand the cause, and start treatment promptly to slow the progression and decline in kidney function.